15 Mar '12, 11am

Artist Uses Public Billboards and Recycled Sunlight to Declare Views to the World

Artist Uses Public Billboards and Recycled Sunlight to Declare Views to the World

Robert Montgomery is a man who likes to make his views known. Big time. He has installed three huge billboards in the depths of London's hip east end. They explain, in poetic terms, his thoughts on life, capitalism, Occupy London and getting and spending. One is illuminated by a solar panel so that it shines in the night. It is on the front of KK Outlet, the London gallery where smaller pieces of his work are on display. The poetry is powered by a large solar panel which "captures" solar energy that is stored in a battery and then distributed to the sign. Bonnie Alter/CC BY 2.0 Montgomery is a Scottish poet, living in London. He presents his work anonymously, outside of gallery conditions. These huge billboards are under a railway bridge, on a busy road. Drivers fly by them, or can briefly absorb them whilst waiting at a stop-light. Some walkers ignore them, others stop an...

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